2MAN ARRESTED IN HEIST
AT CELL-PHONE STORE
Police have arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery at a cell-phone store on 5th Street near Olney Avenue in Olney on Tuesday.
The man robbed the Cricket store at gunpoint about 6:25 p.m., then ran away with about $2,500 from the cash register, police said.
The store's surveillance system recorded the holdup, and police took the man into custody yesterday after a store clerk identified him.
The suspect, whom police did not identify, will likely face armed-robbery charges, police said.
3COPS: ROOMMATE HITS WOMAN WITH IRON
A 29-year-old woman suffered a cut to the head when her female roommate hit her with a clothes iron during an argument Tuesday night on Haines Street near North Sydenham in West Oak Lane, police said.
The women began fighting about 11:15 p.m., police said. The victim is in stable condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center. The victim's roommate, also 29, was taken into custody and will likely face assault charges.
MAN WHO TRIED TO BUTCHER EX-GIRLFRIEND SENTENCED
A Philadelphia man who tried to butcher his ex-girlfriend with a knife, fork and scissors in February 2010, was sentenced yesterday to 16 1/2 to 33 years in prison.
Nicolas P. Jones, 33, attacked the 25-year-old woman, the mother of his infant son, in front of the child, according to Assistant District Attorney Joe McGlynn. After she was stabbed multiple times, the woman played dead and got help after Jones had left her and the baby. He was arrested a week later.
Common Pleas Judge William J. Mazzola sentenced Jones not only for the near-fatal attack, but also for committing aggravated assault and threatening the woman in October 2009.
MAN CHARGED IN BUCKS WOMAN'S MURDER
A Bucks County woman's ex-boyfriend was charged with her murder yesterday, almost three months after he allegedly kidnapped her.
Diane Corado, 57, has been missing since Dec. 19, when her ex-boyfriend, Kenneth Patterson, 48, allegedly broke into her Falls Township apartment, hit her in the head with a pipe, and kidnapped her and her friend.
Although he later released her friend, Corado has not been seen since. Her car turned up later that day in Camden with bloodstains, and a Maple Shade hotel room where Patterson was found also contained blood, police said.
Bucks County First Assistant District Attorney Michelle Henry said the charge of first-degree murder was added to charges of aggravated assault, burglary and kidnapping already filed against Patterson because of the amount of time that has passed.
"In this case, the victim's body has not been discovered," she said. "There have been extensive searches since the date of this incident and she has not been heard from by anyone. Given that, we filed the first-degree murder charges."
Patterson is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Monday. Henry said he remains uncooperative.
FORMER BANK WORKER SENTENCED TO 2 YEARS
Marisol Morales, 40, a former customer-service representative for Wachovia Bank, was sentenced yesterday to two years in federal prison for her role in a scheme to bilk Wachovia of more than $300,000.
Authorities said that between July 2006 and January 2007, Morales, of Torresdale Avenue near Unruh Street, sold confidential bank information and signature cards to another person, enabling bogus checks to be written and withdrawals to be made on those accounts.
- Daily News staff reports